I didnt say that they were 'knowingly' doing anything. If you read my statement I said that they have been hijacked by an unknown!
As for who supplied/ supports the Telly Tablets, regardless of them being a third party, the fact of thr mattet remains that it is VirginMedia who provided the Tablets and it is their branding on the box and its contents.
If someone else had provided me with the product then I would have asked them to look into it but on this occasion, it is VM that needs to be addressed not the supplier. They should have verified their product before distributing it to their customers. I am not the only one here that is having the issue but thank you for supplying the information.
........................................................................................................... Lil-Squabbit is soooooo NOT amused!!!!
I have the same issue with my telly tablet. It was not sold in this state because I've had the tablet a few years, issue started earlier this year. Virginmedia sold me the tablet and should take responsibility. It's obviously impacting lots of the tablets. I just want clear instructions on how to reinstall the os as factory reset does not resolve it.
Since I first posted about this problem a couple of days ago, it seems as though I am not the only one with a telly tablet with unremovable malware. There are 2 tablets in my household which are both infected. Other people on this thread have mentioned their telly tablets are infected as well, and looking at other threads It has also been mentioned.
These infections all seemed to have happened quite recently, so something must be happening with these tablets. Many have suggested that this problem has come from virgin media's servers and that it unknowingly downloaded into the telly tablets operating system malicious malware.
I don't want to point the finger at virgin just yet, but would like to ask if there could be another explanation why so many virgin branded telly tablets have been exposed to this virus?
I think it is also significant that none of my other devices, phone, samsung tablet, laptop, have been impacted and I have the virginmedia tv go installed on those. It does seem connected with the telly tablet OS.